iiBIG is proud to return to Nashville for our 8th Annual Investment and M&A Opportunities in HEALTHCARE, April 27-28, 2015 (Monday and Tuesday) at the OMNI Nashville Hotel. Due to the weather conditions we’ve experienced in late January for the last few years, we’ve decided to move our annual conference to April – a great time of year to enjoy Nashville!

Our 2015 conference will feature an executive speaking faculty of over 30 leading healthcare entrepreneurs, investors and deal-makers. Each conference session will include participation by 3 to 5 professionals with specific expertise in the session topic; and each session is presented in a roundtable format to encourage lively and informal interaction between panelists and audience members.  With the ACA moving toward full implementation, and as the healthcare landscape becomes less volatile, deal-flow is expected to grow exponentially in 2015 and beyond. Attendees to this proven executive-level event will learn from – and network with – leading healthcare entrepreneurs, investors and deal-makers whose fingers are on the pulse of healthcare business opportunities.

Whether you are an experienced healthcare entrepreneur, investor or deal-maker; a health care provider looking for capital, synergistic deals or other opportunities; or are looking for ideas and information on how to transfer your skills and talents into this thriving and lucrative sector, you do not want to miss, iiBIG’s 8th Annual Investment & M&A Opportunities in HEALTHCARE – April 27-28, 2015 at the downtown OMNI Nashville in the heart of Music City!

The conference opens with a keynote panel representing transaction services professionals, healthcare leaders, investors, and payers on business and investment opportunities in healthcare in 2015 and beyond.

Topics to be the covered:

  • The Affordable Care Act: How has implementation of the ACA affected deal-making in the healthcare sector?
  • What impact does the Healthcare Insurance Exchange has on healthcare deal-making?
  • Public policy at the state versus federal levels
  • Which sectors are hot – and which are not?
  • What is the state of the capital markets and where is the financing coming from to get healthcare deals done?

The conference agenda will also cover:

  • Private Investors Roundtable:
    Healthcare investing from the POV of private equity, venture capitalists, and other financial buyers.

  • Healthcare Lenders Roundtable:
    Traditional versus alternative sources of capital for completing healthcare acquisitions.

  • Healthcare Real Estate Roundtable:
    Opportunities in walk-in and urgent care facilities, long term care, senior housing and more.

  • Healthcare Technology Roundtable:
    Which healthcare technologies will dominate and what role will technology play in healthcare M&A transactions?

  • Payer/Provider Roundtable:
    Will the trend toward healthcare payer/provider convergence continue and what are the implications?

  • Cross-Border M&A Roundtable:
    The pros and cons of healthcare investing in the rest-of-the-world. Are inversion deals dead?

  • Transaction Services Roundtable:
    The dos and don’ts before, during and after the deal – valuations, regulatory compliance, due diligence and more

  • Revenue-Cycle Management Roundtable:
    Improving cash-flow and increasing healthcare valuations

  • Distressed & Turnaround Roundtable:
    Opportunity investing in the healthcare space – and how to execute on the deals.

  • Healthcare Entrepreneur Roundtable:
    Growing through acquisitions from the POV of middle-market healthcare entrepreneurs. Hear from up to 3 innovative healthcare entrepreneurs as they describe their business plans and growth strategies through acquisitions, strategic partnerships and more.


From the Public and Private Healthcare Companies:  
  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • Acquisition Executives
  • Heads of Investor Relations
  • Corporate & Business Development Executives
  • Strategic Planning Executives
  • General Counsel

From the Financial & Investment Community:
  • Commercial & Investment Banking Professionals
  • Executives involved in healthcare deal transactions of $50 million and greater
  • Institutional Investors
  • Executives from private equity, LBO and venture funds
  • M&A Specialists
  • Senior, mezzanine and other lenders

From the Professional Advisory Service Provider Community:
  • Attorneys
  • Consultants
  • Deal intermediaries
  • Due diligence & market intelligence firms
  • Valuation & Appraisal firms
  • Tax & Accounting professionals

All registrations are subject to review and approval.

Register before December 31, 2014
Register after January 1, 2015 but before February 28, 2015
Register after
March 1, 2015

Standard Rate applies to financial and/or deal-making services firms (e.g. private equity; venture capital; investment banks; insurance; legal, tax, or accounting advisors; transaction advisory consultants; and other such financial service providers).

$1295 per person
$1495 per person
$1695 per person

Healthcare Entrepreneur Rate applies to healthcare companies that DIRECTLY provide healthcare products and/or services (e.g. pharma/biotech/ medical device manufacturers; hospitals; laboratories; clinics; research and other such healthcare groups/organizations).

$595 per person
$695 per person
$795 per person



Business Development and Branding Opportunities:
Raise your firm’s profile, branding and business development opportunities by joining us as a conference co-sponsor. A role on our executive speaking faculty may be provided for those firms that sponsor early. For more information, contact:

Don Buford, CEO, iiBIG
Phone: 212-300-2521
Email: info@iibig.com

Join Our Faculty (JOF):
To apply to become a member of the executive speaking faculty, please complete our online JOF questionnaire. Review the preliminary topic outline, suggest other topics, and tell us about yourself and your expertise. For more information, contact:

Don Buford, CEO, iiBIG
Phone: 212-300-2521
Email: info@iibig.com

Marketing and Media Partnership Opportunities:
If you are seeking more visibility for your publication, newsletter, website or blog among business and financial leaders in the healthcare and investment communities contact:

Ria Lubis, Director, Marketing, iiBIG
Phone: 212-300-2523
Email: info@iibig.com


Continuing Education Credits (e.g. CLE, CPE, CME, etc.) may be available for iiBIG conference attendees. Upon request conference attendees will be provided with a “Certificate of Attendance” and a copy of the conference agenda, showing topics, length of sessions, and name(s) and professional affiliation(s) of presenter(s) for each session. Attendees wishing to apply for continuing education credits for attending this conference may submit this documentation to the relevant organization in his/her state when applying for such credits.

• Program Level: Overview
• No Prerequisites Required
• No Advance Preparation Required
• Program is a “Group Live” offering
• CPE Credits awarded: TBD

The International Institute for Business Information and Growth (iiBIG) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasbatools.com.